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Homeowners grapple with 'girlie' shades in the bathroom

Homeowners grapple with 'girlie' shades in the bathroom

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
Pink bathrooms, built by the millions in 1950s and 1960s ranches, Capes and split-levels, get no love from today’s home buyers.
 

Alexander Hamilton: The man, the show, the places

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
It’s a fine time for history geeks with a thing for Alexander Hamilton.
 
Campbell House Home lends historic character to lower State Street

Campbell House Home lends historic character to lower State Street

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
When Daniel Campbell built his home in 1762 at the corner of what are now Church and State streets, it was the finest house in Schenectady.
 
Boca Bistro offers tasty array of  Spanish goodies
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Boca Bistro offers tasty array of Spanish goodies

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
Boca Bistro, Saratoga Springs’ Spanish restaurant and tapas bar, is not only one of the best places in town for happy hour, it’s numero uno for those of us who love to explore the world of food.
 
Screenwriter does L.A. job from Wilton home
WILTON

Screenwriter does L.A. job from Wilton home

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
For 29 years, Edithe Swensen has been creating screenplays for television from her home near Saratoga Springs
 
Casseroles regain favor as healthful ingredients offer many new tastes

Casseroles regain favor as healthful ingredients offer many new tastes

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
Step away from the sous-vide machine and microwave. It’s time to embrace the casserole, that oven-baked creation, and give it the respect it deserves.
 
Soilless plants fun to grow, and your hands stay clean too

Soilless plants fun to grow, and your hands stay clean too

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
Love plants but hate dirt? There’s a whimsical burst of greenery that has your name on it.
 
Mohawk Taproom & Grill provides flavorful pub fare

Mohawk Taproom & Grill provides flavorful pub fare

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
I thought I was having an early dinner at O’Leary’s in Scotia when I clumped up the three stairs to the front door of the restaurant.
Surprise! O’Leary’s had morphed into Mohawk Taproom & Grill while I wasn’t looking.
 
Playground hibernates: Blanket of white covers Great Escape

Playground hibernates: Blanket of white covers Great Escape

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
The lady is ever vigilant, even on the coldest nights of an Adirondack winter.
 
After stroke, Rotterdam man becomes painter, printer

After stroke, Rotterdam man becomes painter, printer

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015
Before he had a stroke, Brian Aunchman never used a paintbrush for anything other than painting a wall. Now, from his brush comes bouquets, the Statue of Liberty, Picasso-inspired work and abstract designs.
 
How do we find each other? Lots of ways

How do we find each other? Lots of ways

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
No two Valentine's stories are alike.
 
Sesame coating adds nutrients to pork chops

Sesame coating adds nutrients to pork chops

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
Look for sesame seeds in the American diet and you’re most likely to find them as an edible decoration sprinkled on a hamburger bun. But the tiny ivory-colored seed may actually be one of the oldest condiments and one of the most nutritious seeds known to man.
 
Chocolate clusters a delicious Valentine's Day treat

Chocolate clusters a delicious Valentine's Day treat

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
Sometimes it takes just a few simple ingredients to win my heart. That’s what fellow Southerner Ben Mims recently did. And he did it with candy.
 
Proper cleaning techniques can keep kitchens safe from bacteria

Proper cleaning techniques can keep kitchens safe from bacteria

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
Even the tidiest kitchens might be harboring harmful bacteria, and often where they’re least expected. Paying more attention to a few often-overlooked places can help keep your household safer, experts say.
 

Book shares how to declutter — 10 minutes at a time

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
Donna Smallin’s book “Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness” (Storey Publishing, $10.95) is practical. You can open to any page and find a quick tip that will help you get a handle on the things you own — and shouldn’t.
 
 

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